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Can patients go directly to see a specialist without having a primary care doctor?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Many specialist

Prefer a referral and refuse to see patients not referred, but others accept self referral.
I always want a primary care doctor to follow issues that I am not going to manage, and keep the pcp fully apprised of what and why I do things or recommend things.

In brief: Many specialist

Prefer a referral and refuse to see patients not referred, but others accept self referral.
I always want a primary care doctor to follow issues that I am not going to manage, and keep the pcp fully apprised of what and why I do things or recommend things.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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